You may try to live a healthy life, eating the right foods, exercising, getting an annual physical, wearing a seatbelt, driving safely, and taking reasonable precautions . . . and then along comes a careless, reckless, or negligent person who does something that changes everything. Through no fault of your own, you may find yourself seriously injured, your health destroyed. Not fair, right? We agree. The personal injury lawyers at the Alvarez Law Office in Crown Point, Indiana, believe that whenever a person is injured or killed because of another person’s act, the wrongdoer should be held accountable for the resulting losses.
Kinds of Personal Injury Cases
Our personal injury law practice accepts all kinds of cases in which a person has sustained serious injuries or was killed because of another person’s wrongful or negligent act. This includes injuries and wrongful death caused by motor vehicle crashes; slip, trip, and fall accidents; medical malpractice; construction accidents; defective products, and more.
Accident Victims with Legal Counsel Usually Recover Bigger Settlements
While the law doesn’t prevent you from trying to negotiate your own settlement in a personal injury or wrongful death case, it is seldom in your best interest. Insurance adjusters are well-trained to save their company money by paying the very least they can get away with on every injury or death claim, whereas an accident victim may only be in a position to negotiate a settlement once in a lifetime. This puts the injured person at a distinct disadvantage. Research has shown that people with valid accident injury claims receive much lower settlements when they attempt to settle a case without legal representation.
Proving a Personal Injury Case
Certain elements must be proven in a personal injury case:
- The accident was caused by the other person’s wrongful or negligent act.
- The victim’s injuries were caused by the accident.
- The victim suffered actual losses as a result of the accident.
- The person responsible for the victim’s losses has the means to provide compensation—either insurance or assets.
Personal injury cases are best handled by an experienced personal injury attorney.
The Alvarez Law Office Has the Experience You Need in Northwest Indiana
With more than 60 years of combined experience in the practice of personal injury law, the attorneys at Alvarez Law have the legal knowledge and professionalism you need on your side in your claim for just compensation for your injuries. You may be able to recover for medical expenses, lost earnings and diminished future earning potential, assistive devices, household help, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and other damages related to the accident.
Call us today for a free consultation without obligation. We accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee arrangement, which allows you to hire our firm without paying a dime—unless we win money for you. We fight for you and your loved ones . . . and we fight to win!
We fight for justice for the injured in Northwestern Indiana, including Crown Point, Merrillville, Hammond, Gary, Dyer, St. John, Griffith, East Chicago, Munster, Schererville, Valparaiso, Knox, Portage, Newton, Culver, and the entire Chicagoland area.